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the pharmacy medicare benefits. there was $1.5 million in the flex plan for 2013. $3.1 million net decrease in the blue shield's fully in insured's plan from july through december by the 2 percent premium pledge and $1.6 million net increase in other benefits. so, that nets you -- us out to the $77.3 million. we have a net point 6 million. that is a continue -- continue contingency in reserves. $9.1 million in initiatives to reduce cost and $3.8 million in early retirement in insurance program that we have to spend by the end of 14. $3.4 million in premium credits for those units that accepted the 90-83 in #5shgs 2015. what are the next steps? the controllers will public the annual financial report which you may have heard kafrd. sometimes around the beginning of the month and that is contain a high level of dbi's funding and this is a separate audit we have to do and it is available on our website we posted it and we also have copies for anybody that is interested. and then as i mentioned, the reserve levels will be evaluated in february 2014. i am open to any questions. >> questions? >
requisitos para medicare? no está mal, pero medicare no cubre todo. solo alrededor del 80% de sus gastos médicos por la parte b. el resto depende de usted. por lo tanto, considere un plan de seguro complementario de medicare, de aarp, asegurado por unitedhealthcare insurance company. al igual que todos los planes estandarizados de seguro complementario de medicare, pueden ahorrarle los gastos de desembolso personal. llame hoy y solicite una guía de decisión. con estos planes, podrá visitar a cualquier médico u hospital que acepte pacientes de medicare. además, no hay redes de servicio. unase a los millones que ya se inscribieron en los únicos planes complementarios de medicare patrocinados por aarp y lo prove unitedhealthcare insurance company. ♪. >>> espero que la esté pasando muy bien en el fin de semana largo para muchos, bienvenidos estos son los deportes, el tema en la máquina es la salida de uno de los jugadores más importantes, chaco giménez se despidió de la afición azul a través de twitter, su contrato vence en el 31 de diciembre, su futuro podría ser pachuca o
for 24 hours. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. this is a map of the pressure points on my feet. i have flat feet. i learned where the stress was at the dr.scholl's foot mapping center. then i got my number, which matched the custom fit orthotic inserts with the right support. find your closest foot mapping center at drscholls.com. i'm a believer. crestor got more high-risk patients' bad cholesterol to a goal of under 100. way to go, crestor! yeah! getting to goal is a big deal, especially if you have high cholesterol plus any of these risk factors. because you could be at increased risk for plaque buildup in your arteries over time. so, when diet and exercise aren't enough to lower cholesterol, addin
your medication, on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> with millions of people focused on health care and the government's new insurance program we want to tell you about a novel approach to bringing medical costs down. it involves a variation on what used to be a common practice in this country -- the house call. our report tonight from nbc's chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman. >> reporter: visits to the emergency room are skyrocketing. about 130 million a year. >> i'm going to listen to you, too. >> anybody can be seen. so i think in our country now a big thing is that the emergency department is the safety net for people without insurance. >> reporter: it is a tremendous burden on hosp
. medicare has to worry is the medicare, and the government intervention creates paranoia. it doesn't solve it. >> go ahead, bob. >> can i address your issue about the stock market going up? it has nothing to do with anything that is going on with the economy. everything to do with the fed, printing $85 billion -- >> strong fundamentals. but he said is important. for most right winger, this is what it boils down to. you want to do away with entitlement, medicare. they won't say it because it's bad politics. >> ly say it. it will say it. look how unsafe the so-called safety net is. look how tremendously unsafe it is. obamacare is just the latest example. supposed to make people feel safer and confident. >> guys we will do that in the -- >> we will argue merit of welfare program. michelle, give bob beckel a break. he has crying democratitis. it's not terminal but makes people sick around him. is the economy going to suffer because of obamacare? >> absolutely. it's leading to deterioration and confidence. right now consumer confidence is well below the historical norm. it's the lowest it's bee
le viene bien a su rostro, eso [ locutor ] ¿reúne los requisitos para medicare? no está mal, pero medicare no cubre todo. solo alrededor del 80% de sus gastos médicos por la parte b. el resto depende de usted. por lo tanto, considere un plan de seguro complementario de medicare, de aarp, asegurado por unitedhealthcare insurance company. al igual que todos los planes estandarizados de seguro complementario de medicare, pueden ahorrarle los gastos de desembolso personal. llame hoy y solicite una guía de decisión. con estos planes, podrá visitar a cualquier médico u hospital que acepte pacientes de medicare. además, no hay redes de servicio. unase a los millones que ya se inscribieron en los únicos planes complementarios de medicare patrocinados por aarp y lo prove unitedhealthcare insurance company. oye trabajar mal tiempo que azota a gran parte de la razÓn, para que nos cuente los detalles parece que la cosa estÁ mejorando un poco eduardo. >>> efectivamente, los dos dÍas antes de acciÓn de gracias todo el este del paÍs con lluvia y mal tiempo, la situaciÓn mejora consi
years of experience, we'll be there -- ready to go as far as you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, these help cover some of what medicare doesn't pay -- and could save you in out-of-pocket costs. you'll also be able to choose any doctor who accepts medicare patients. call or go online today to request your free decision guide. go forward with passion. and nevesettle for good enough along the way. aarp medicare supplement insurance plans, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. >>> welcome back. still with us, a rowdy bipartisan millennial studio audience. this is the lightning round. i want people to get a feel for where you stand on social issues of the day. how many, show of hands, support gay marriage. how many do not? okay. how many would classify yourselves as pro life. hands up. pro life. you were going to raise your hand and decided not to? >> i believe in the choice of life, family plans. i am pro life. i'm not pro death. >> yo
the government when you have medicare and medicaid. it's been going on for years. >> that is absolutely incorrect. >> medicare is a government sponsored. >> medicare is for the elderly. medicaid is for people that can't afford. >> they live side by side. >> they're not mandated bob. >> i don't think you can not pay medicare payments. >> you're not mandated to buy it, though. >> let me get in here, as this thing progresses and gets worse my prediction is it doesn't collapse. i can't see the biggest spender in history letting this thing spiral on its own. he will take massive amounts of money to keep it afloat. but what if they have to say let's step in here and the government take control? >> it's hard for me to imagine an america today where that political conversation could take place and be successful. possibly in some of the states. you might be able to do a state-based experiment in vermont or somewhere where there's the political will to do that. in the recent book called "double down," they recount a scene in which president obama gets very frustrated with everybody telling him what to say
. before congress passed a medicare part b prescription drug benefit in 2003 traditional medicare did not provide coverage for prescription drugs. many seniors tasted difficult choice between medicine and meals. when congress passed part d the republican majority at the time left a gap in coverage known as the doughnut hole. when a senior on medicare spends $2,600 on prescription medication they fall into the doughnut hole coverage that and have to pay for their drugs 100% out of pocket until they reach $5,600 in prescription drug spending glistens seniors never reached the top of mt. the calendar year so they pay 100% for the rest of the year until the next year. many seniors living on fixed income can't afford to pay their way through the gap in coverage. the affordable care act phases out the doughnut hole closing it for good in 2020 saving seniors $300 a year in drug costs. a year after president obama sine die affordable care act into law i spoke at the democratic club, one of the largest democratic club in florida whose membership is largely made of senior citizens who live in m
also make you a little angry. stay with us. savings on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. ♪ [ male announcer ] laura's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today her doctor has her on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. is what makes us different. we take the time to get to know you and your unique health needs. then we help create a personalized healthcare experience that works for you. and you. and you. with 50 years of know-how, and a dedicated network of doctors, health coaches, and wellness experts, we're a partner you can rely on -- today, and tomorrow. we're going bey
an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it helps pay expenses that medicare doesn't cover and lets you choose or keep any doctor who accepts medicare patients. call or go online and request your free decision guide. use this guide to help you of aarp medicare supplement insurance plans. have the right partner at your side. consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan. go long. >>> well, it is down to the wire, the deadline to finish repairing healthcare.gov is set for tomorrow. tonight, the web site is shutting down for nearly 12 hours of maintenance. extended maintenance, they are calling it it cyber security expert david kennedy joins us. you know, david at first i had planned to kind of asking you to tell me what still needed to be done. now i want to ask you what are they going to be working on in 90 minutes that they didn't get done before now? >> i think what they are going to be doing is basically pushing new code to the web site so that it will probably be res
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in the medicare advantage program. a private form of medicare. is that happening there too? >> remember there were $158 billion worth of cuts to medicaid program. >> this is part of the affordable care act? >> right. now those cuts, instead of raising premiums, they're cutting access to doctors. they're basically skinnying down their networks. this does save money. >> give us a sense of the magnitude. are you talking tens of thousands? are you talking millions of people who are going to have their access to physician, restricted? >> anyone who goes into obama care is going to have their access restricted. you might be able to keep your gp if you're lucky but not your full complement of doctors. i found one practice in florida who only has seven pediatricians for 260,000 kids. seven pediatricians, not seven practice, seven doctors. i found a plan in new york that only has a single oncology practice in it. if you go outside your network, you're forced to pay the full bill doesn't count against your deductible in most cases. >> always the full bill or sometimes just the reimbursements are less? >> so
that certain benefits like social security and medicare, that's still going to dry out. take a look. >> as reported last year when considered on a combined basis, social securities, retirement, and disability programs have dedicated funds sufficient to cover benefits until 2033. joerl, medicares hospital insurance trust fund will have resources to cover full benefits until 2026. the president recognizes how central reform and attempting to work on a bipartisan basis to put them on stronger footing. >> so social security as we know it will end by what 2033? that's only 20 years from now and medicare by 2026, very frightening projections. and we go back to our studio audience. i want to play for you candidate obama. candidate obama was talking about the national debt. and he said that bush, the way he's done it, by accumulating debt, it's irresponsible and unpatriotic. let's roll this tape. >> the problem is that the way bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the bank of china in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trill
services secretary, medicare admistrator, and white house chief technology officer were some of the senior administration officials briefed on the consulting firm red flags >> two weeks before testifying before this committee secretary sibelius was president -- present at an april 14th meeting were experts identified significant threats and risks watching this side on october october 1st. >> upton says sibelius' testimony to the committee on april 18th did not match what was happening bind-the-scenes. >> at this point our energy and resources are focused on getting it up and running, and we're on track to land contracts have been led cmdr monitoring it every step of the way. >> in miami she says she got aboard. >> we are hopeful that the testing we did, and we did some end to end testing would be sufficient. it clearly was not. and on balance we made a decision to move ahead. if i had known then what i know now we approach it woull have made a different call. >> either way this report says the white house absolutely knew what was going on and did not tell the president the out to be firing
know you do so much more. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> if you're trapped in an airport or a mall this holiday season, perhaps one of the only saving graces over the crowds of crying children has been this. yes, it is hard to miss the smell of a cinnabon. i can smell it even through this box. of course, what tastes great may not be so great for your waistline, as comedian lucy kay describes. >> here's what a cinnabon is, let me explain it to you. it's a 6-foot high cinnamon swirl cake made for one sad fat man. >> okay, maybe it's not your thing. how about hooters? zain asher has the story of one woman who found success at both companies with a slight upgrade in title along the way. connect
by the government and its major health care programs, medicaid, medicare, children's health and obama care subsidies will double over the next 25 years. check this out. released in 2012 it shows how entitlement spending soars above items like education, bdefense and transportation. you may have you understanding for this skull temperature called treasury bondage. it showed babies in chains. thanks to the obligations that washington is creating today. back to our panel. anybody feel like those babies? people out spending, spending. at some point we'll say, it's your job to take care of us. let me start with you. >> absolutely. i definitely feel i will have the to work until i die to afford to live. we know that when we are ready to retire there won't be social security. that pool will be depleted. absolutely, i feel we will have to continue to work. there won't be money to help us take care of ourselves when we are old and the money we are raising, putting into the pools we are paying for the generation ahead of us. >> the first time there's been a fundamental promise in this country that we wanted
than the usual daily outage time. the services for medicaid and medicare services the division of health and human services department that administered the web site announced the extended deadline a few hours before mid night without any explanation or how serious setback it represents for the long troubled online portal participation in president obama's signature law. administrators do boast some improvements since problems when the web site first materialized in a big way. to wit the after launch time 8 seconds now down to 1 second. pages are said to be loading incorrectly 1% of the time. more visual cues have been added for smoother navigation of the overall site. major problems. verifying users' identities when they apply to for subsidize insurance coverage. not always transmitting accurate data for enrollees. processing payments for insurers still have not been built. former director of the office of manage and budget jeff joins tapped to oversee healthcare.gov presided 24/7 tech surge command center or war room providing what the administration has promised will be a si
-imposed deadline. also new this morning, an official with the centers for medicare and medicaid says it is close to supporting 50,000 users at one time. joining me now is andy sullivan and kevin serilly. >> thanks for having me. >> how critical is it that the obama administration gets it right and meets this deadline tonight? >> the website will still be a work in progress the even if they get 50,000 users. they're going to need a lot more people to sign up if they want to reach the goal of 7 million signed up by the end of march. one thing getting less attention is the fact that these troubles forced it so soft pedal its marketing of obama care. kaiser family foundation says one-third of uninsured americans don't know that the affordable care act could help them get insurance. this is one thing they're going to have to focus on once they are sure that the website works, which is telling people about it. >> absolutely. that makes people sense. politico suggests that the goal is to avoid that which george w. bush did. really not so much. if the website is fixed by tonight, could the obama adminis
for one-to-one support and education. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> welcome back, their stories begin tragically. marry neil was trapped under water more than 15 minutes. anita was living her final moments with stage 4 lymphoma. in a cnn special, "to heaven and back," randi kaye talks to people on the brink of death when they say they left this world for another. their stories, their words, their answers to all the questions we'd all like to ask. >> i could see the scene on the river bank. i could see them pull my body to the shore. i could see them start cpr. i had no pulse and i wasn't breathing. one fellow was yelling at me to come back. >> you were unconscious, how do you know this was happeni
. what a relief it is. on the table by not choosing the rit medicare d plan. no one could hav left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors whoompare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs prmacist, ll, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized pl comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> welcome back. time for a quick check of the headlines. a brawl breaks out, injuring four guards and several inmates last night. now police are investigating after an unknown chemical agent was used on officers trying to break up the fight. >>> the ntsb sending their own investigators to saint mary's alaska after a plane went down in the remote town. the pilot and three others, including an infant, were killed. six others are being treated for injuries. >>> the u.s. state department says swedish embassy officials have been allowed access to the american veteran detained in north korea. >>> after major repairs to the health conveyer web site, the oba
tonight. and the centers for medicare and medicaid services says the obama care website is close to supporting 50,000 users at one time. let's go to nbc's kristen welker at the white house. kristen, hello to you. and what is the measure? how do we know if a particular deadline has been met? how has this website improved? >> reporter: well, t.j., the administration says their goal by midnight tonight is to make sure that the website can support 50,000 users at one time, as you point out, the administration saying they're close to that. they tell me they are going to meet that goal. critics say having 50,000 users at one time is not necessarily the metric that we should be looking at. you need to look at how quickly those users are moving through and how quickly those users are able to enroll. but, look, the administration says this website which by all accounts was a disaster when it was first rolled out has made a lot of progress thanks to those tech experts who have been working to improve it. some of the progress they are citing, they have significantly decreased the error rate
wallet? i need your timesheets, larry! medicare open enrollment.t? of year again. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. buit never hurts to see if u can find bettoverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care la open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare >>> back ever the book segment tonight. watters world. as woe told you earlier, the state of colorado becoming one of the most permissive places in the u.s.a. a mushroom festival was held. this is a celebration of the positive aspects of both regular and hallucinogenic mushrooms. when jesse watters heard about the festival, he demanded to go. >> what is this festival?is >> the mushroom festival. >> my cology. the study of mushrooms. >> what would you use rooms for? >> mushrooms is what the japanese call having the fifth case which is called umomy. >> zumoma. >> this is like thee shaquille o'neal of mushrooms? ♪ ♪>> >> you guys don't do magic mushrooms, do you? [ laughter ] >> i usually go out to the wood
and early retiree pool. one is move the pool with medicare retirees. the second would be to close the active city plan to all employees other than those outside the kaiser and blue shield service areas such as the heche but very small. third we ask and investigate the policies to make the changes to the active plan to draw more people into it to make the plan affordable again. howevercious that does have a down side that it might cause increase rate in population which is a higher volume than the uhc plan. what i want to say these are the consideration we have and they can all concur as individuals or in groups of two or three of the options if you want. so with that, i would entertain any questions that you may have. >> mr. scott? >> i wanted to go back to your slide 26. you identified for early retirees with diabetes is kind of a therapy that is impacting cost. are you seeing a similar trend around the things around cardiovascular disease related issues? >> when i looked at the top drugs i did not see a repeat, you have the stat ins but because of diabetes you have the insulin that is not
rid of this idea of a grand bargain, while reforming medicare and doing the tax code over completely. there's not enough time and there's not political will to do it. the gap is just too wide philosophically between the republicans and democrats. they have less than two weeks. so what they're going to aim for, what members are telling me, the smaller deal, maybe a top-line number for 2014, and 2015 at best, where they set the budget figure just for this little two-year period. they don't have to negotiate something much bigger. but what they will do is try to replace some of these unpopular sequester cuts through domestic and military spending. they'll divide it evenly and they'll get the money through some key increases in the government. they'll avoid tax increases because republicans won't go along with that without the entitlement reforms that democrats aren't going to agree to. it's going to be a mini deal that they carve out with just a much smaller -- smaller elements here. there's no guarantee they'll get that. but it's much more likely if they aim for small. >> for small. yo
bit. >> the reason we're in a deficit today is two unpaid wars the medicare part d program unpaid for large tax breaks a. trillion dollars which went to the wealthy. i only say that is that as we go forward to figure out where we want to be as priorities. you got to remember that fact as well. >> it's small things, we get to anger at the banks, anger at the financial institutions. in a lot of casings in the clinton years, democrats were saying he says his could be coming to an end. >> that sort of anger plays very welon social media and that particular group of voters is very active with social media. i think progressives have done a good job on capital collateralizeing on that medium. they are adept at using those medium to spread their message and keep the heros like elizabeth warren and keep their elected officials pure in the same way you see conservatives do. >> i think in congress you can sort of do what bernie sanders does and stake-out as far left a position you want. there is a clearer ability to develop an activist base from that. at the local level, particularly with bi
to the current system and that is simply let people buy into medicare for what it costs the government to supply medicare. what are the costs of government to supply medicare if you take the medicaid budget and divided by the number of people it is about $802 a month. that is a huge amount of money. if we put medicare on the exchanges and let people buy into it we could give people the same subsidy. it's sort of already set up to do that, and that would be a way of letting the private insurance companies who believe that the government is an efficient to compete and we will see what happens, so that is how i sort of settled at the conundrum in my own head. i think it would be a good thing to do. >> how do you feel your book will affect the medical world like everywhere across the world now? >> well, there is a whole percolating thing happening and it's not just in medicine because one of the things about my book is it's not just about medicine that people recognize it is about style. whether we are teachers or lawyers or how we live and what is a value to us. you don't need very much to be happy
counter. and other allergy symptoms -- all in one pill. medicare open enrollment.gain. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare what can i do on a $7 a month andrcheck the weather. one? borrow ted's wheelbarrow. post big tomato pics. buy a birdhouse for sparrows. download gardening apps. answer my wife's texts. search how to sculpt hedges... into a t-rex. i can do all that with my android from tracfone now with three times the talk, text and data for as low as $7 a month. unbeatable nationwide coverage without a contract. the new zte valet. tracfone. do everything for less. >>> good saturday morning. it is 7:56 on this final day of november. i'm angie goff. we have a local at your top local head lieps right now. prince george's county police are looking into what might have killed a young man in landover. the 23-year-
del gobierno. la administradora de servicios de medicare lanzÓ otra promesa y reciÉn para noviembre del prÓximo aÑo, los pequeÑos negocios pueden acceder al portal sin inconvenientes. a diferencia de otros seguros de salud privados. el usuario que visita.... no sabrÁ el precio de su co pago hasta que finalice el proceso de inscripciÓn. >>> optÓ por esconder el precio y no darte el precio hasta que verifique quien eres, ver que acredite darÁ, entonces, te dara un precio. ahÍ se complica el problema. >>> la versiÓn del sitio en espaÑol provee. inscribirse para solicitar cobertura. y aproximadamente 10 millones de hispanos sin seguro mÉdica. pueden in escribirse. segÚn las estadÍsticas. la mayorÍa de ellos hablan inglÉs. pero 3 millones hablan solo espaÑol. >>> la agencia a cargo del portal obamacare, el sitio estarÁ fuera de ser rizos por cuestiones de mantenimiento de las 9 de la noche del sÁbado hasta las 8 de la maÑana del domingo. si usted se registra para un plan de seguro mÉdico. antes de 23 de diciembre. hace su pago, antes del 31. tendrÁ cobertura efectiva
, it certainly doesn't in auto insurance where the government's not involved. it's insurance and medicare and medicaid that creates the demand, not just the insurance companies. >> okay, good point. >>> even if you're lucky enough to keep it, you may be paying a lot more for it. with the obama care sticker shock that may hit you at the doctor's office. that's at the bottom of the hour. but up here first, it's not just texting and driving, some local police now ready to ticket you for other distractions behind the wheel. this one may drive you crazy. heart healthy, huh?! ugh! actually progresso's soup has pretty bold flavor. i love bold flavors! i'd love it if you'd open the chute! [ male announcer ] progresso. surprisingly bold flavor for a heart healthy soup. surprisingly bold flavor is a really big deal.u with aches, fever and chills- there's no such thing as a little flu. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so call your doctor right away. tamiflu treat
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with the centers for medicare and medicaid services says the website is close to he supporting 50,000 users at one time. joining me now reporter for politico, wanda summers and for "the washington post" david nakamura. thanks for joining me. >> thanks for having us. >> david, what are you hearing from the officials about meeting this deadline tonight in terms of how confident they are? >> they're giving two different messages saying they've met their goals which to them means they're improving the user experience, the capability for how many people can be on the site at one time and how many can register. jeff zients who is is overseeing this war room said they fixed over 300 computer programming errors. however the white house is simultaneously cautioning it's not going to be a perfect website. their goal is about 80% of users should have a good experience and be able to enroll. they're saying they recognize there are going to continue to be problems and they don't know for sure if it can handle this much activity without slowing down the load time for pages and they won't be able to tell till th
that is where they signed the medicare act. they conferred with the eisenhowers about how to give the ranch to the nation, which eisenhowers had done with the gettysburg farm. i do not remember any luncheons with former first ladies. >> lyndon johnson gave lady bird a movie camera. there are many hours of family home movies now recorded and accessible to historians and other researchers at the lyndon johnson library. we will see one of those next from the 1941 special election. >> that suit went all over texas. a night rally. some of the gestures have persisted through the years. weight was not his problem then. sometimes, he would sweat down three or four suits a day. all i did in those days was wait and look. this is in competition with a carnival. never try to do it. >> they are fun to watch with commentary. >> those are accessible to anyone online. just put johnson, lbj, home movies, 35 of them come up and you can watch them all. she said that was for their favorite campaign and was the only one they lost. >> would you talk about his regression from congressional aide to congress? >> wh
, resulting on many resulting on government assistance. >> some qualify for food stamps, medicare and medicaid, some get section 8 they can't afford housing. >> reporter: she was taken into custody she said it was hard to make ends meet when she worked there. >> i don't own a car, live in my parents old home i had to take on a second job. i had two part-time jobs. >> reporter: they claim 99% of employees make more than minimum wage paying 1 1.8 $3 an hour for part and full time. protestors say they would like to make a base of 25,000 dollars a year. >> that is a poverty wage they are taking on second jobs, having to use food stamps, rental assistance other public programs to get by. >> reporter: managers expected today's protest which for the most part was peaceful. they are not surprised it was black friday. >> we are not surprised there are some people out there using this platform to get their message out. we understand that, don't like it but respect their right to do that. >> reporter: protestors don't want people to boycott wal-mart but want people paid enough to take care of their famil
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enough money so they don't have to depend on public assistance. >> some qualify for medicare, medicaid if they have kids and then the other ones get section 8 because they can't afford housing. >> reporter: pamela davis is one of many former and current wal-mart employees taking part in today's protest. some say they have to take on a second job just to make ends meet. they say most starting employees make less than $9 an hour. that's why the protesters are asking for a minimum of $25,000 a year and more full-time positions nationwide. however, wal-mart says those facts are not true, stating the average full and part-time associate makes close to $12 an hour. wal-mart says they are not surprised the protest is the same day as black friday. >> i'm not surprised there are people out there that are using this platform to get their message out. we understand that. we don't like it, but we respect their right to be able to do that. >> reporter: the people out here plan to stay until 6:00 tonight and want people to remember they are not asking for a lot. they just want a salary that allows t
people, you have people who are not on medicare where they can't get access. it's not only the sick, it's also the people on fixed incomes that are getting hurt too. >> and the doctors who -- their calls are coming in, in droves to their offices. they don't necessarily have the answers. before we go, it was interesting, yesterday, the president and the first lady went to a group of protesters who were fasting, trying to get immigration reform. took a little bit of a turn off the health care agenda to move forward on another item that he's trying very hard to push when congress is back. was that a good strategy? >> i think it is good he seeks to achieve immigration reform. but one of the sad byproducts of the divisions and fighting over the affordable care act is we've become more polarized. we're less likely to get immigration reform. i think our politics is totally polarized. on thanksgiving weekend, i think we really have to revisit our own determination to solve problems and do the right thing rather than play politics. >> you guys both bring up such great points. i'm so glad we coul
a problem with the health care website. the agency in charge of that, the center for medicaid and medicare services will be holding a conference call with updates tomorrow at noon. zientssigns -- jeffrey will be on that phone call. you can watch for any news from the conference call here on c- span. we will be pulling that information for you. also tomorrow on "newsmakers," more on the health care law. the topic of our conversation with former senator ben nelson. he is now the ceo of the national association of insurance commissioners. here is some of our conversation with him. >> what the concern is about having the policies extended into the next year -- some people will decide to do that, some will choose not to, and there is always a concern that people with health conditions all the ones who will want to extend the coverage and others will choose to opt for other coverage. what that risks is and as we are finding out, now there will be ,oo different of individuals the pool of those who are having their coverage extended, and then the other pool, which is a larger pull, of people who c
insurance plans he'll accept. he has already stopped taking medicare. >> honestly, what i may think about is not taking any insurance at all. i have a lot of patients who have been seeing me for over 20 years, and we have a bond. it would be sad to lose those patients. the. >> reporter: for harris, obama care has meant fewer choices and headaches. untreatable by presidential apologies. >> it's just so beyond it. i certainly wish him well, but the situation i find myself in, the dynamic i find myself in, is a real struggle. >> reporter: casey winen, cnn, los angeles. >> for every bad story, there's at least one good one. not everyone is having the same problems. they don't think it's a bad deal. i spoke with one insured california couple who told me the website was easy to use and the new insurance plan cost them less than they ever expected. today, kate and justin leaper aren't insured. come january 1st, that'll change. >> i recently changed jobs. so i took a contract position where i don't have benefits. >> reporter: keeping up that previous insurance would have cost $1,500 a month. too
. a lot more than medicare a students they were asking about their career path. the worse question you can ask at google is the career path. it was good advice. you were saying we want you to be flexible. >> the way i would describe is it when people call me up and say i'm a vp now and i need to be senior vice president or chief operating officer in your company and i would say, click. it's not how we operate. we want you to join our cause. what you believe and what we're doing. and you will do just fine nap advice worked well for the people who managed to not screw up. .. as much as the opportunity to impact. >> another question. you shifted to a new company to get a better role. does it take to get that new opportunity? >> the data says that for women it often does, but not always. for our negotiating we've talked about. as we educate yourself on the biases, we can change that. i don't think it takes moving on. sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. i think it takes solving problems. the right way to approach her career is to say what problem can i solve? one of my favorite hiring stor
not being collected on it, and then when you consider the social security and medicare payroll taxes are also not connected -- collected on employer-provided health insurance. that is another big pot of money as well. so, yes, when you talk about where is the money really going to that you could actually change things in order to be able to bring the rates down, you are talking about the provisions that people really use. it almost has to be, right? if there is going to be big money therefore changing it, by definition it has to be a big provision that millions of people are using. if nobody without they're really using it, if it was only a couple of people, it would not be enough money to really compass anything on the right side. host: one more call for our guest. pixie from washington say, democrats lied heard caller: -- line. you are on, go ahead. caller: 20 years ago, i worked for a japanese plant that move there, and they said for the first five years, they did not have to pay taxes. yet they boasted that the first like, $5 billion on their product. come -- if they're going to
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